Aug 16, 2008
I did another Photo shoot at a location called Grand Prospect Hall. If you click on the link and go to the website be sure and take the virtual tours.It is one of those big wedding hall joints but I've never seen one quite as over the top as this one. There was exotic room after exotic room. A single family has owned it since the late 80's. They basically restored the whole place themselves. There have been many events there. Lots of political shindigs with Rudy Guiliani, Hillary Clinton, Bush and Bloomberg. One of the sons showed us around. Back in the 30's Al Capone hung out there. It was a famous speak easy. He showed us a private little hidden bar. It was Al Capone's favorite room. He always sat with his back to the wall so he could see who approached him. There were hidden buzzers under the table that he could push if he sensed danger. If he did, many goons would suddenly appear. He said it was in that room that Capone was attacked with a knife and cut in the face. That's how he got the nickname Scarface. I did a little research and found out it didn't happen there. I don't know who to believe. Anyway it's an amazing creepy place like nothing you've ever seen.